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Wind at China’s Back to Amp Up Its Renewables

China can tap just 10 percent of its wind resources to supply a quarter of its power by 2030.

Climate, Population Changes Used to Predict Diseases

Scientists say they can predict outbreaks of Ebola and Zika based on changes in climate.

Spike in Alaska Wildfires is Worsening Global Warming

A report from the USGS says northern wildfires must now be seen as a significant driver of climate change.

Scientists Seek a New Measure for Methane. Here’s Why.

Scientists say there's a problem with the way they account for methane's effect on the climate.

Easing Drought Boosts California Hydropower, For Now

The easing of California's drought has boosted the state's ability to produce hydropower.

Cities ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for Rising Disaster Risk

Cities around the world are failing to plan for fast-increasing risks from extreme weather, the World Bank says.

Global Warming Will Hit Poorer Countries Hardest

Tropical regions are likely to suffer the biggest increase in hot days and extreme weather, scientists say.

One in Five of World’s Plant Species at Risk of Extinction

Global report highlights threat to food security but also reveals the yearly discovery of 2,000 new species.

Young Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

Forests that regrow after being cut play an unexpectedly valuable role in sequestering carbon emissions.

EPA Moves to Regulate Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

The EPA announced new methane emissions regulations for oil and gas operations on Thursday.

Hurricanes Boost Carbon Storage in Southeastern Forests

Hurricanes supercharge forests' ability to store carbon, Duke University researchers have found.

Paris Pact Could Benefit From Halt of Fossil Fuel Leases

Phasing out coal, oil and gas leasing could help the U.S. meet its Paris climate goals, a new study says.

Warming to Bring ‘Epidemic’ of Heat-Related Injuries

U.N. report warns heat stress suffered by workers will devastate health and reduce productivity.

Satellite Shows U.S. Has the Most Gas Flares in the World

NOAA scientists have found more gas flares in the United States than anywhere else in the world.

Climate Change Increases Grass Pollen Production

Allergy season is getting longer and worse in a warming world with more carbon dioxide.

South Asia Monsoon Outlook

From June through September, the Southwest Monsoon dominates life in much of South Asia.

Studies Show Link Between Red Meat and Climate Change

Shifting diets away from meat could slash greenhouse gas emissions and curb deforestation worldwide.

New Data Set Poised to Revolutionize Climate Adaptation

Scientists are improving our ability to bring resilience to extreme weather for the world’s poorest people.

Rooftops in Cloudy Places Could Be Solar Gold Mines

Cloudy cities in the northeast could be gold mines for rooftop solar potential, research shows.

Coal Decline Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

Peabody Energy, the world’s largest coal producer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday.

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Slim Odds of Ending the Drought this Year For most areas of the U.S., the worst drought in more than 50 years is likely to persist well into the winter.

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